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J Med Life. 2015 Apr-Jun;8(2):142-5.

The polycystic ovary syndrome: an update on metabolic and hormonal mechanisms.

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1
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania ; Gynecology Department, "Dr. I. Cantacuzino Hospital", Bucharest, Romania.
2
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania ; Gynecology Department, "Nicolae Malaxa Hospital", Bucharest, Romania.
3
Gynecology Department, "Dr. I. Cantacuzino Hospital", Bucharest, Romania.
4
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) is a public health important disease, affecting one in five women at reproductive age. The clinical implications include reproductive, metabolic and psychological features. This article reviews the literature data related to the new metabolic and hormonal mechanisms in PCOs. Recognizing the real diagnostic of PCOs, using the right criteria, is a challenge in current practice.

KEYWORDS:

PCOs; criteria; hyperandrogenism; infertility; insulin resistance

PMID:
25866568
PMCID:
PMC4392092
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